What’s wrong with Lame Post Friday anyways? Have I used that lead before? No matter. I typed in two or three leads earlier and backspaced them out, I am determined not to do that again. I asked yesterday if bloggers got vacations. Today I answer my own question: Yes, we do, and this is mine! I’m going to post my usual foolishness and NOT feel guilty about it? Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha!
The weather was better today than yesterday, but my level of productiveness held steady at the low level I have been at all week. That I feel guilty about. Then again, I have three more days off before I go back to work. Who knows how much I can get done? I know, some of you are saying YOU know and it isn’t damn much (you know who you are).
What is this preoccupation with being productive anyways? Why can’t we just BE? (Ooh, I just flashed on Hamlet. Not my favorite Shakespeare soliloquy, by the way.) That sounds remarkably like the half-baked philosophy in which I often indulge on Lame Post Friday. I’m afraid the only things I can think of to say, though, strike me as painfully obvious.
Namely, that there is no point in being productive for its own sake, just to say, “Ah, I accomplished something today.” However, there are specific things one might like to accomplish. For example, I clean my house because I want to enjoy sitting in a clean house, not so I can say, “Ha-ha! I just spend two hours cleaning my house!”
And now I have the dreadfully uncomfortable feeling that sometimes I publish a blog post merely so I can say, “Ha-ha! I published a blog post!” How mortifying. I guess I’m not too mortified to hit “Publish,” though. For one reason, I said in the first paragraph I was not going to feel guilt about it. So there.